Fruits and veggies are NOT NEEDED, and only end up complicating issues. If you feel that you need to give a treat chew sticks are good, if you want to do more than that then do on bite sized non-frosted mini wheat, 1-2 plain cheerios, or a tsp of SLOW COOK oatmeal for a treat. Yes chinchillas love fruit, kids also love candy and soda, but that doesn't mean it's good for them. I personally have seen chinchillas who have lived to be 20+ years old, they were never feed junk, just quality hay and pellets. I see people bragging that they had their chinchilla for 2 yrs and it's fine... that's only 10% of their life span...
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An adult chinchilla will eat about two heaping tablespoons of pellets per day. Some people recommend that chinchillas be fed twice a day, once in the morning and once again in the evening. Others suggest only once per day — some say morning, others say evening. Whichever you choose, the key is consistency to prevent stress.
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Most pet owners are able to purchase commercial chinchilla pellets from a pet store. While the actual contents of the pellets may vary from brand to brand, the basic ingredients include wheat germ, alfalfa meal, oats, molasses, soybean oil meal, corn, and added vitamins and minerals. Since chinchillas eat with their hands, chinchilla pellets are usually longer than guinea pig or rabbit pellets so that the chinchilla has something to hang on to.
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Chinchillas also need (according to most) a hay to round out their diet. Chinchilla pellets are either alfalfa or timothy hay based, so it's important to have a hay that is different from that of the pellet. You will probably want a timothy hay or other mix, as the popular feeds are all alfalfa based.A vitamin C supplement can also be beneficial for your pet. Although chinchilla pellets should have everything he needs, a supplement is a good way to guarantee it. There are vitamin C supplements that can be easily added to your pets water.Food
Commercial foods, made especially for chinchillas and produced in pellet form, are available in pet stores. Pellets are designed so your pet can easily eat them and include the correct amounts of protein, fat, and roughage. Food should be available at all times.In captivity, chinchillas thrive when they are given a properly balanced diet of concentrates (pellets) and roughage (hay). A diet consisting mainly of pellets is unsatisfactory and diets, which include re-cooked foods such as rolled oats, shredded wheat, puffed wheat etc are also detrimental. Like-wise the feeding of peanuts or raisins must be avoided although the odd raisin can be offered but usually too many are generally given.